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Trial Defense Service

Located in Building 8039, 3001 C Avenue (804) 765-2290

For Article 15 Assistance:
- Bring the DA 2627 signed by your Commander
- Soldiers should arrive at TDS at 0845 with complete/signed packet for video at 0900

For Chapters:
- Bring the Soldier notification memo signed by your Commander
- Soldiers should arrive at TDA at 0945 with complete/signed packet for video at 1000



Trial Defense Service (TDS) provides specified defense counsel services for Army personnel assigned to Fort Lee and those Soldiers within the geographical area of responsibility of this field office.

USATDS counsel provide counseling/representation in the following situations:

  • If you believe law enforcement or your command is investigating you for a violation of the UCMJ
  • General Court-Martial representation
  • Special Court-Martial representation
  • Summary Court-Martial counseling
  • Article 32, UCMJ, representation
  • Counseling of pretrial confinees
  • Formal Article 15, UCMJ, counseling
  • Administrative separation counseling
  • Representation at administrative elimination boards
  • Representation at reduction boards under Ch 10, AR 600-8-19

Please call 804-765-2290 to schedule an appointment. If you need immediate assistance regarding an allegation of misconduct against you, walk-in appointments are available at any time. Additionally, adverse actions can be stressful and if you need to speak with someone for support, please see the "Available Resources to Cope with Stress" information paper below. The link contains contact information for chaplains, behavioral health providers and other counseling services. Remember, you are a valuable person and member of the Army and we are committed to providing you services and support during this stressful time.